Senior Front-End UI/UX Developer, Designer

Brooklyn, New York


Your professional career has been an identity crisis. Are you a designer or software developer? Eventually, you realized that you don’t have to be one or the other, and that bringing both skill sets to work every day is extremely valuable. You possess an incredible ability to design beautiful interfaces and experiences, bring them to life on the web, realize they aren’t accomplishing their goals, no longer care that their beautiful, try a different approach, again and again… until the need for the business is met. You’ll straddle between digital product and engineering, and collaborate closely with the growth team.

This is a new position at Wild Alaskan on an experienced tech team. You’ll have a significant impact on our ability to acquire new members and engage with existing ones. It’s fast-paced, challenging and fun.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Lead the design and UX development of our web site, custom-built eCommerce platform and landing pages
  • Work closely with the digital product team to turn briefs and business requirements into free-form sketches, wireframes, low-fidelity and/or hi-fidelity comps
  • Collaborate with the VP of Engineering to satisfy technical specs, maintain a healthy level of technical debt and constantly find ways to better our front-end frameworks
  • Design, develop and quickly iterate on custom landing pages and experiences for a wide variety of campaigns to acquire and retain members
  • Maintain design cohesion across all digital entities
  • Participate in the Digital Product and Engineering Weekly meeting to help continuously improve our business frameworks and processes
  • Always read and learn about the latest design trends and approaches in eCommerce and other industries

QUALIFICATIONS


Requirements

  • 5+ years experience designing and developing responsive, mobile-first applications
  • Proficiency in using tools like Adobe Photoshop, Balsamiq, Invision and/or Sketch
  • Expert knowledge of HTML5/CSS3 (Sass, Less) and proficiency in modern front-end JS frameworks, such as Vue.js, React, Angular
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced, highly iterative environment
  • Good verbal communication skills and not afraid to stand up for the approach you believe in
  • An appreciation for data, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Experience working at an eCommerce company
  • Hungry to learn and try new technologies and business frameworks/processes
  • Must prioritize function over form

Nice To Haves

  • Exposure to back-end systems, such as Laravel
  • Working knowledge of RESTful APIs and/or MySQL
  • A background in graphic design and/or animation
  • Experience using Jira
  • Interested in performance-based marketing
  • An understanding of event-based architecture, UTM codes
  • Previous employment in the food or service industry

NEXT STEPS


To apply for this opportunity, please send your résumé, a web site highlighting your work and paragraph that describes what excites you about this position to [email protected] with "Your Name | Senior Front-End UI/UX Developer, Designer at WA" written in the subject line.